June 29, 2020
SUNDAYS
Morning Worship #1 ... 8 a.m.
Bible Fellowship Groups ... 9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship #2 ... 10:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAYS
Fellowship Supper ... 4:30-6 p.m.
Mid-Week Worship ... 6:15 p.m.
Children's TAG (Truth & Grace Club) ... 6:15 p.m.

All services are set up for social distance seating
Suppers Resume This Wednesday, July 1
Chef Gabrieel Martinez says Phase 2 guidelines for restaurants will be in effect ... Servers, wearing masks and gloves, will dish food onto your plate ... Tables will be sanitized after each use.

MENU — July 1
  • Hot dogs
  • Hamburgers
  • Pulled pork sandwiches
  • Potato chips
  • Canned drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Cookies

COST: Under 4 & over 90, FREE ... ages 4-12: $4 ... others, $5 ... family max, $20

NOTE: Menu is subject to change
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POSTPONED!
The Elders postponed this event and have not yet set a new date. They encourage you to gather for fellowship with neighbors and members of your small groups.
 Preaching the Word

To hear a sermon by Teaching Pastor Scott Menez, click on the title

SUNDAY, June 28
Mark 14:1-11

WEDNESDAY, June 24
Exodus 18
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Live-Streamed
The 10:30 a.m. Sunday and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday worship services are
live-streamed via the church website (click here ) and other social venues
Teacher Openings

Riverbend Academy is looking to fill teaching spots in literature, history and geography, as well as another fifth grade teacher.

If you have a bachelor's degree in or related to one of these subjects and are interested—or if you know of someone interested—please contact Associate Headmaster Stephen Collins (click here or call 386-615-0986).
Summer Camp 2020

For Riverbend Youth

July 26-August 1 (Sun-Sat)

Bryson City, North Carolina

How you can be involved ...
  • Be in constant prayer for youth to be saved from God's judgment ... for others to be sanctified toward a more holy life ... for traveling safety ... for sound Biblical teaching & Godly group discussions ... for the safety & health of all the participants.
  • Provide a scholarship or a partial scholarship so more youth can go (student cost: $365).
  • Sponsor a youth leader's or a volunteer's week (total cost: $250).

For more info, contact Youth Director Aaron Johnsen: 386-672-1821 or click here.
Total attendance yesterday, with the addition of an early worship service: 418: [new 8 a.m. Worship: 130 folks, plus 3 in nursery ... 10:30 a.m. Worship: 227 folks, plus 15 in Overflow & 43 in nursery].
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NEEDED: Part-time teacher for Kindergarten BFG (Bible Fellowship Group) on Sundays, starting in August. Also: six new volunteers are needed for the nursery. Contact Children's Director Rachel Mergener (click here or call 386-672-1821).
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The Elders, along with some other Riverbenders, are recommending a couple of sermons by Dr. John MacArthur, Pastor at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif.:
  • Who's to Blame for the Riots? (click here)
  • How Should Christians Respond to the Riots? (click here)
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$1860/Month — A beautifully decorated bedroom suite in Harbour Village Yacht & Golf Club (Ponce Inlet) … Experience a high-end hotel lifestyle for a fraction of the cost. Enjoy the intracoastal waterway, marina, fishing, boats, wildlife & unbelievable sunsets. King-size bed, walk-in closet, bathroom, shared kitchen & laundry room. High speed internet & premium cable. Access to community gym, 3 pools, hot tub & grill … For more info: Riverbender Hal Johnson at 386-290-1668.
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For those considering membership at Riverbend, the next Membership Class is planned Sunday, Aug. 16, at 12:15-2:30 p.m in Fellowship Hall. Light lunch included. No childcare.
Ahead
MAIN EVENTS
Sunday
  • Morning Worship #1, 8 a.m.
  • Bible Fellowship Groups, 9:15 a.m.
  • Morning Worship #2, 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday
  • Fellowship Supper, 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Mid-Week Worship, 6:15 p.m.

Other Regular Weekly Activities
Sunday — Praise Team warm-up, Stage, 7:00 am
Sunday — Worship Choir warm-up, Risers, 7:15 am
Sunday — Nursery (age 2-under), Children's Wing, 7:45 am
Sunday — Nursery for Morning Worship (age 4-under), Children's Wing, 10:15 am
Wednesday — Nursery (birth to pre-K), Children's Wing, 6 pm
Wednesday — Truth & Grace Club (TAG), Children's Wing, 6:15 pm
Wednesday — Youth 'Breakouts', Youth Center, 6:15 pm

JUNE
30 (Tue) — CrossRoads Young Adult Fellowship, Choir Room, 6:30 pm

JULY
1 (Wed) — Fellowship Supper resumes, Fellowship Hall, 4:30-6 pm
2 (Thu) — Youth 12:2 Bible Fellowship, Youth Center, noon-4 pm
4 (Sat) — Independence Day holiday ... Fourth of July Bar-B-Q CANCELLED
7 (Tue) — Joy BFG Luncheon, Fellowship Hall, 11:30 am
8 (Wed) — Deacons, Academy Library, 7:30 pm
11 (Sat) — Wedding: Zach Barton-Darci Moody, Worship Center, 11:30 am
Connect with Riverbend thru These Links
OFFICE
The church office is open Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m - 4:30 p.m. ... Phone 386-672-1821
Quoting C.S. Lewis:

Jesus did not say, 'Go into all the world and tell the world that it is quite right.'

Isn't it funny how day-by-day nothing changes; but when you look back, everything is different.

Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.

No good work is done anywhere without aid from the Father of Light.
June 28, 2020
Regular Tithes/Offerings ... $35,703.59
Facility Usage Fees ... $3,586.16
Missions ... $1,674.00
Designated ... $408.00

2020 Totals
Weekly Budget Need ... $30,807.53
2020 Budget Need to Date ... $800,996.04
Total Tithes/Offerings/Use Fees ... $793,148.90
+/- Budget (-1.0%) ... -$7,847.14
Missions (since 1/1/20) ... $73,750.00